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and picked colleen or another member of congress, that would trigger a special election and you would have to replace another person. this is an easy fix to get somebody to start voting right away without triggering any special election for the house. >> they want that vote on the fiscal cliff. still the employee of the month and thank you so much. next, breaking with boehner. a month ago, oklahoma congressman tom cole endorsed compromising and going-over the fiscal cliff. what's he saying now? the minority report, we will get the view from the other side of the aisle with john yarmouth. a look ahead at the president's schedule. you are watching t"the daily rundown" on msnbc. i love the holidays. and with my bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i love 'em even more. i earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. that's 1% back on... [ toy robot sounds ] 2% on pumpkin pie. and apple. 3% back on 4 trips to the airport. it's as easy as... -[ man ] 1... -[ woman ] 2... [ woman ] 3. [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash re
about the new brotherhood-backed constitution signed into law today. >> warner: and we have another of our conversations with retiring members of congress. paul solman sat down with the always outspoken massachusetts democrat barney frank. >> the notion that people would not go along with an important public policy because i hurt their feelings, i don't think that's true. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: a major winter storm surged into the midwest and northeast, fouling flight schedules and ruining road conditions on this day after christmas. the huge weather system left a trail of destruction in the gulf coast region and at least six people dead. >> oh, wow, oh jesus, look at that tornado. >> ifill: the calm of christmas night was shattered by tornadoes dropping from
increases to tack effect on january 1st and then on the third when the new congress is sworn in, lawmakers can vote to cut taxes. >> the new year brings another deadline for homeowners. december 3rd 1 the last day toa play for the homestead tax credit. the credit is supposed to put a limit on an increase in property taxes if the home's assessment value jumps but it's only supposed to go for a primary residence. its going into effect to eliminate the credit for people who shouldn't be getting it. >> we have plenty ofen eligible properties getting credits they aren't entitled to. in 2007 the general assembly passed another bill requiring a one time application. >> the law was passed in 2007 but it's going into effect now after a five year grace period. if you are eligible you should have received two notices already but there is still time to fill out the application. >>> now if you just log onto the website, click on the homestead tax credit story in the featured story section. there we have a link to the state site where you can find out if you need to file that application. >>> despite
and higher taxes could trigger another recession, as consumers cut back on spending. others said the deadline is not as firm. congress could pass a temporary measure early in the new year doubled will back any changes. political analysts warn some consequences may be immediate. there may be a tremendous response from financial markets and the stock market. that would alarm everybody. stock prices are hearty dropping friday after a plan -- are already dropping after a plan. a poll shows nearly half of americans are doubtful the sides can settle their differences. >> taxes will go up and the 30 million households at least. that is something politicians will respond to it. >> house republican leaders called on the senate to pass two bills this it would avoid the as a booklet. republicans said the lines of communications are still open but the house will not react until the senate does. >> as we ring in the new year next week, maryland will enact new laws. some key provisions that go into effect on the first. >> about a dozen state laws will go into effect when the clock reaches midnight next tue
attention. we're greatly disappointed in what's going on and we deserve better. of course, whether congress gets that message is another mart. but the concentration of starbucks stores near capitol hill is relatively low. u.s. stocks slid wednesday on the back of reports that this holiday season might have been the worst for retailers since the beginning of the financial crisis. you can see shares leading the way lower down by .3.75%. holiday sales rose less than 1% this year compared to the 2% increase in 2011. greg, if the u.s. economics et tore is still with us. should we finger the fiscal cliff here for being the english that stole christmas or is there something else going on? >> it might be the fiscal cliff. one of the interesting trends we've seen in the last few months was business spending was taking a hit as companies scaled back their expansion plans, worried that we might be heading into ae investigation in 2013 because of the fiscal cliff. but we didn't see similar behavior on the part of consumers. what you're seeing now might be a sign that consumers have, in fact, begun to r
and you're mistrusted by the right. >> yeah, for sure, but also there's also another battle every other day in congress, and so if john boehner can get the house through this moment, you know, eric cantor doesn't necessarily want to be speaker because then all these braubs fall in his lip. if he has a chance to get the house through this present crisis and move on to other issues there are -- >> if he can get through this he can survive. the question is whether speaker boehner really is in control of his caucus. earlisterly whier this month he raised the ire of several on the right when he removed several heads of committees. the whole episode gave boehner the feel of a substitute teacher who is accountable for what happens in the clat room but isn't really in control of the kids. well, that's pretty good. after boehner's plan "b" failed conservative columnist jennifer rubin wrote this, quote, his caucus has rendered boehner a nonplayer in any future fiscal negotiations because he can no longer speak for his conference. prance boehner should quick and let the house gop stew and wait for
. we've got another one, "wall street journal." "the biggest cliff of all. a few days after the newtown shootings, a familiar american policy-making consensus called for federal gun-control laws. more precisely, they want congress to pass the ban on big, dramatic-looking assault-type weapons that existed from 1994 until the law sun-setted in 2004. government, for the past 80 years, or so, has seen its purpose as mainly to respond to society's failures the moment they occur or whenever they are imagined. adam lanza killed with guns so modern, policy-making logic posits that government must pass a law. whether that law will accomplish its goal is irrelevant. policy-making has become an activity that supports the genetic and financial needs of policymakers and their follower tribes. the community's role, we've lately learned, is to provide revenue. where are we going with that? >> i think he started off in a legitimate direction where he talked about how much of the legislation is done with deadlines and during lame-duck sessions. we're responsive as opposed to getting proactive. i get whe
to another recession if president obama and congress fail to find a way to avoid the fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect january 1. the president is returning to washington this morning, cutting short his holiday vacation. however, with only five days before the fiscal cliff deadline, no new negotiations have been scheduled. and adding to the pressure, treasury secretary tim geithner says the country is on track to hit its borrowing limit on monday. >>> and former president george h.w. bush has been moved to the intensive care unit at a hospital in houston. he's in guarded condition because of a stubborn fever. mr. bush who is 88, has been hospitalized for more than a month now, trying to recover from bronchitis. >>> you think you pay a lot to park. not compared to folks in chicago. it's going to soon cost $6.50 per hour. that's like 10 cents a minute at a meter downtown. after the rate goes up 75 cents in the new year. >> in quarters? >> yes, quarters, you can also use a credit card. >> who carries $6.50 in quarters? >> you can use a credit card, you gu
in the larger sense and he knew and cared deeply that the supreme court not be regarded as simply another branch of congress, where democrats and republicans pay. he wanted the court to be seen if at all possible i somewhat elevated from that sort of discourse. but as a third reason, worth remembering the republican conservative agenda for the supreme court that i talked about early on. expand executive power and preferences. above all, reverse roe v. wade. the commerce clause was not part of that agenda. again, any story i tell and "the oath," the idea that an individual mandate was unconstitutional was invented out of thin air essentially fixed months before the law was passed. the individual mandate had been pioneered by the conservative heritage foundation and the late 80s. decades it had been discussed and no one had ever suggested it was unconstitutional. you might think. someone might've noticed this really unconstitutional. it is an example i think and i believe robert staines of the kind of political frenzy. a desire of the part of republicans to defeat the saw at any cost, any price an
? great. . >> meanwhile, another showdown is looming. the government will hit its federal debt limit on new year's eve and could default unless congress passes legislation to permit more borrowing. >>> the passage of proposition 30 gave governor brown the extra money he wanted for california schools. now he's working on a proposal to differencevy up the funds. eats work -- divvy up the funds. >> he wants to return more accountability, authority and decision-making down to local school districts because teachers, administrators and parents have a better sense of what their local priority are than people here in sacramento do. >> the governor's proposal will be included in his new budget set to be released next month. >>> california is losing out on federal vouchers provided from the no child left behind law. according to a report in the san jose perkry news, the state was notified last friday. it requires yearly improvements in test scores and punishes districts that don't achieve the goals. state educators say the goal is realistic. . >>> adoptions between american families and russi
. economists already warning the fiscal cliff situation could cause another recession. now we're about to hit the nation's debt ceiling. secretary geithner in a letter to congress did go ton say, quote, he would take extraordinary measures and say these extraordinary measures can create approximately $200 billion in head room under the debt limit. under normal circumstances the amount of head room would last approximately two months. however, given the significant uncertainty that now exists with regard to unresolved tax and spending policies for 2013, it's not possible to predict the measure. because of the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff they don't know whether they have enough head room to make sure the nation's debt ceiling doesn't reach limit within two months. the bottom line is even if we deal with the fiscal cliff in the next few days and avert that. there is another crisis with the debt ceiling looming in under two months, harris. big deal. >> harris: i know we have been talking about the weather. this too is is a perfect storm. ed henry, thank you. first time we are hearing. caught
to listen up. david k. johnson explains why you could be paying $8 for a gallon of milk if congress doesn't act. >>> welcome back, in the wake of >>> welcome back, in the wake of the newtown school shooting, another tragic incident began bringing the gun control debate front and center. william spangler lit his home on fire in a plot to murder first responders. when the volunteer fire department arrived spangler shot at firefighters from a ditch. he killed two firefighters and wounded two others before killing himself. his sister was believed to be found dead in the home. police believe he used a bushmaster .223 caliber rifle. the same gun used in the newtown shooting. >> people go out in the middle of the night to put out fires and don't expect to be shot and killed. >> you're telling me it's not a matter of common sense if you don't have the ability to shoot off 30 rounds without reloading that just possibly you could reduce the loss of life. adam lanza would not have been able to kill as many people as he did -- >> i don't buy your argument for a minute. >> not a single republican lawm
by state lawmakers, participation would be entire tirely optional. patti ann: yet another fiscal cliff concern. the price of milk, if congress doesn't take action before new year's day the price could more than double. dominic di-natale is live in los angeles right now to explain for us. hi, dominic. >> reporter: hi, patti ann. milk could reach eight bucks a gallon. currently $3.65. a bill that covers billions of dollars in agricultural subsidies. if they don't do that government will have to buy up massive quantities of milk because of outdated 1949 law. they could sell their milk directly to the government first, would be obliged to pay twice the market rate. that would create a milk shortage and spike the prices consumers pay. the senate passed a farm bill. agricultural committee passed a similar bill. they are not identical. differences aren't so wide just that the full house of representatives hasn't approved the bill and it has come down to the wire, patti ann. >> the farm bill is low hanging ornament on the congressional christmas tree, if they just embrace it, they can automati
have hit it essentially. they can move money around and delay the impact of that another couple of months so there has to be a vote in congress. at that point, the question is, does that trigger the idea of a grand bargain or big deal. they're not even speak, savannah. they're not even having basic communication. so the idea they will come up with a temporary compromise seems far-fetched. >> chuck todd in pensacola, florida, for us, thank you so much. >> you got it. use your birthday wish for it. >> good idea. thanks so much. >> i didn't know i had a birthday wish. i used it on the dance music at the top of the show. sorry. >> that came and went. >>> to the other top stories of the morning. natalie morales. good morning. >> good morning to you, willie and the birthday girl and everyone in the news. former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care at the houston hospital. the 88-year-old is alert and talking but in guarded condition with a stubborn fever. the 41st president has been hospitalized since late november. he was admitted for a lingering cough and bronchitis. >>>
of the obama administration. she tangled with congress and even the white house itself, particularly on global warming issues. >>> the other big story tonight, a deadly storm continues to wreak havoc in the northeast this hour. and before it's even over, another storm is already forming with now 65% of the country still covered in snow. the weather channel's eric fisher is in lewiston, maine. good evening to you, eric. >> good evening, natalie. 16 people have been killed by this latest winter storm that brought everything from tornadoes to coastal flooding, hurricane-force wind gusts and nearly 2 feet of snow. certainly has brought plenty of misery for people from texas to maine. today a massive storm moved north, dumping more than a foot of snow in parts of new england. it's been a record-breaking system as it moved across the country. >> look at that tornado. >> spawning a reported 26 tornadoes across the south. and flooding along the already hard-hit east coast. the results? a travel nightmare for millions. >> we circled for over an hour before we landed, yeah. pretty rough flight coming in
with the president and key congressional leaders. >> thank you. if the fiscal cliff can be avoided there is another gigantic hurdle awaiting the lawmakers. >> they will hit the credit limit of $16.4 trillion on december 31. the nation thereafter can't pay the bills unless congress raises the limit. >> with a new congress in january we need to revisit an finally give ourselves the determination to solve not only our short-term debt but the long-term debt. >> they raised the debt limit 11 times in a decade. most recently in august 2011 after a bruising political fight. democrats accuse republicans of using the debt limit as political "leverage" to press for spending cuts. a point they tried to make with a jarring comparison. >> this is somewhat to taking your child hos tam and saying i'll shoot my child if you don't do what i want done. you don't want to shoot your child. no leader wants to default on the debt. >> they said there is breathing room and the treasury department will take extraordinary measures authorized by law. that will create head room under the debt limit. under normal circumstances
moatfication by treasury this was about to happen, trying to get congress to move in a -- interest didn't work then. we will see if it works now. >> defaulting on legal obligations which is another way to confuse the mainstream media that does not understand thinking finances and seem to think that that means automatically not going pay our debts in some way. makes it purposely confusing. john, thank you so much. john harwood, thank you. >>> with this debt ceiling news, tim geithner is grossly incompetent or bending the numbers. how else could he have been so far off on the mark? that's my opinion. not john's. joining us now to discuss democratic strategist jimy williams. let me start with you. what do you think of this whole situation? is this politics by timothy geithner, secretary geithner? >> it is politics on every side. what is so frustrate sing this letter clearly underscores what many americans already know. we have a budget crisis because we have a spending crisis. while the talking heads on tv go on about tax cuts for the rich and we get them, will we not get them, had is about spend
the president and congress. widespread tax increases and automatic government spending cuts will kick in next week. both sides are due back by thursday and have vowed to make a final attempt. stay with us. another check of the forecast. after the break. a puppy stolen from th hey, dad. i love boleros. share what moves you. go, go, go-- yes ! you've got to get one of these. share a great performance. what are you doing ? this tools app is awesome. share the perfect plan. that is awesome. i'm gonna be right back. share everything. this holiday, get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited talk, text, and shareable data across your family's devices. all in one plan. get a spectrum 2 by lg for $49.99 >> and a pop be stolen puppy--- oregon humane society is now home with his rightful owners. chris woodward tells us how social media may have played a role in his return. >> back in the arms, there's no idea what he has been true. >> i was excited. >> moments, they got to be able to see him for the first time since he was stolen. >> he is and my arms again. >> they were here to adopt >> they said t
we extend fisa for another five years and give our intelligence professionals the tools they need to protect our country and frankly give the congress, the president and most importantly the american people the obligation to look at this authority again in five years and see if we still need it. today we need to extend the foreign intelligence surveillance act as it's been amended and i hope, madam president, that we do that, and i would yield back whatever time i might have. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from colorado. a senator: i would be happy to defer to the vice chairman of the intelligence committee. the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. chambliss: i rise in support of h.r. 4959, the fisa amendments reauthorization act of 2012. and before i speak on it as vice chairman of the intelligence committee, i want to just say this bill, along with the many other products that have come out of the intelligence committee, have been put together in a strong bipartisan way under the leadership of our chairman, senator feinstein, who has b
're talking about one person in the united states talking to another person who is also in the united states. this law contains a number of safeguards that many people thought would prevent the warrantless collection of wholly domestic communications and i think the congress ought to know whether these safeguards are working or not. so our tripartisan group of senators dug in some this issue as well and we asked the director back in july, we asked him if he knew whether any wholly domestic communications had been collected under the fisa amendments act. mr. president, here we are talking about wholly domestic communications from one american, for example, in rhode island to another american in the home state of senator merkley and myself. i'm disappointed to say the director declined to answer this question as well. so let's contemplate that for a moment. a tripartisan group of senators, democrats, republicans, independents, asked if they the government knew whether any wholly domestic communications had been collected under the fisa law, and the head of the intelligence community declined t
us another day as this chair lies silent still we pray for hope as americans experience anxiety about their future. send a spirit of wisdom and good judgment upon the leaders of congress that they experience peace on earth among all good men and women. this is for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces its approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 rule 1, the journal is approved. mr. kucinich: join us as we pledge aliegesance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does distinguished majority whip, the gentleman from maryland rise. mr. hoyer: ask to address the house. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hoyer: thank you very much, mr. speaker. we are in pro forma session. pro forma session is a session without substance or solutions. we have much to do, mr. speaker. millions of americans ret
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